Scott Rigsby, double amputee and Ironman record holder, is a sought-after speaker and bestselling author. He has taken his message and shared his story with audiences across the country challenging them to “Do the Unthinkable.”
On October 13, 2007, after nearly 17 grueling hours, Scott Rigsby did the unthinkable: he crossed the finish line at the 140.6-mile Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. In doing so he set a world record as the first double-amputee on prosthetics to complete the Ironman World Championships in Kona - considered to be the most grueling triathlon on earth. Earlier that year, in March at the ING Georgia Marathon, he set his first world record as the first double amputee in the world to finish a marathon on prosthetics.
But his journey begins far from the finish line. A sought-after speaker, Scott’s incredible story contains as many highs and lows as one can imagine over such a short and storied life. It is a unique journey of success and failures, that all started with a decision and the desire to never quit, no matter what, no matter how long. His story is one of overcoming challenges to achieve the unthinkable. He speaks with clarity, passion, purpose, and humor about the persistence needed to achieve what you think is beyond your reach. Scott’s compelling personality and motivational message touches people in a very profound and memorable way.
"I hung on every word he said. His message is one I will never forget." - Sara Pomaybo, Carnegie Mellon
"Scott’s message transcends athletics and will inspire any audience. You will be challenged to overcome adversity and set high goals." - Shane Jackson, Executive VP Jackson Healthcare